Dating antique trunk hardware
From a variety of sources and countless hours of research, I have obtained a number of historical documents which have answered many questions and provided an excellent true source of information on trunks.
These include newspapers, trunk maker's catalogs, letterhead and invoices, business cards, books, articles, and of course trunk labels and trunks.
Are you looking for drawer pulls or door knobs to finish your kitchen renovation or trunk restoration project?
By the early 1800s the hide covered trunks continued and became a little more ornamented with handmade brass tacks, forged iron locks and handles and leather trim.These were made in flat top and rounded top styles.page.2) What ever way you decide to go forward, you will have to remove some parts from your trunk to clean, paint, buff, and replace certain areas and parts.Some tools you are sure to need for part removal and other tasks are: Keep in mind when removing nails that they are "clinched" over on the inside of the trunk and can be quite hard to get out.
Lift the head of the nail and pull out with the pliers.
If your tin looks like it has been submerged in water for a while you might want to consider other more drastic measures.